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Welcome to the first special of YEAR TWO -- $$$, the money special. Presented on this most accursed of American holidays, Tax Day, this special offers a variety of fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art on that which is the root of all evil, that rules everything around us. Before that, though, here are a … Continue reading $$$

“SPEND IT WISELY (SUNK COST FALLACY)”

Time and money are two sides of the same coin. $pend both wisely. $pend both frivolously. $ave money by building yourself a table. $ave time by buying a table for yourself. Waste time by building a table for yourself. Waste money by buying a table for yourself. The difference though is that money comes and … Continue reading “SPEND IT WISELY (SUNK COST FALLACY)”

“TERROR” – “UNITED NATIONS” – “328 PORTS OF ENTRY” – “THEDUTYOFACEO”

Terror You do not need resources nor even a brain to laughat OFAC and its pathetic sanctionsI will accumulate regardlessThere are deep, familial networksIn the Filipino bush, amongCryptocurrency fanatics John Risedale, Gracia BurnhamMixing promise with my lies, I sneer in Syria United Nations Lured from her path with a gift of calico,uwu cottage with smol … Continue reading “TERROR” – “UNITED NATIONS” – “328 PORTS OF ENTRY” – “THEDUTYOFACEO”

SICKNESS

I knew no one at the exhibition had come to see my paintings. They had come to see the paintings of Mike Apel, 30 and rich, some of it his daddy’s, sophisticated enough to not find himself struggling near the bottom rung. He huffed the faintest fumes of legacy. The Apels were from South Africa … Continue reading SICKNESS

“PAY NOW, SUCKER”: WORKING AT THE COIN STORE

Congratulations on your tax return!  What do you want to spend that money on?  Instead of blowing it on something useless like canned food or firearms, why not spend it on something that will surely be useful when it all goes down, coins!  You check out the pawn shop but the only gold they sell … Continue reading “PAY NOW, SUCKER”: WORKING AT THE COIN STORE

“THE MAGNIFICENT SEASON, OR THE BEAUTIFUL UPRISING, OR NATURAL CYCLE WARFARE”

Today is Tax Day in this Wildflower garden, Blossoms lined to pay, petals, leaves, stems, "Pardon.." poked Yellow Primrose #three to collection officer Bee "Must I really give what makes me live?" Silence, then it starts, "You take our parts!" cried Purple Aster #seven grabbing its pistol, M1911 "We Live! We Die! but Beauty is … Continue reading “THE MAGNIFICENT SEASON, OR THE BEAUTIFUL UPRISING, OR NATURAL CYCLE WARFARE”

FREE AIYANA

They call me a “celebrity detective.” I’ve known many stars, even had romances with a few. But before today I’d never crossed paths with Aiyana Fleet, the Princess of Pop. Twenty years ago, Aiyana was one of the biggest recording artists alive. Today, at forty, she still performs to sold-out audiences across the globe. This … Continue reading FREE AIYANA